Real-Time Forecasting of Atmospheric Debris Transport
In this paper we describe an experiment in which a real-time trajectory forecast model was used to estimate the transport of debris associated with a large chemical explosion in the southwestern United States. The trajectory forecasts were used to vector sampling aircraft into a position favorable for intersecting the debris cloud. Full details of the experiment have been reported by Kahl et al. (1991).
KeywordsDust Explosive Boulder Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis
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